Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Waikato’s Good Sports Celebrate at Claudelands

Press Release

Friday 31 January 2014

Waikato’s Good Sports Celebrate at Claudelands

Talented athletes from Taupo to Te Aroha gathered at Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre on Thursday 30 January to celebrate sporting excellence across the region at the prestigious Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards.

Olympic gold medallist and world champion rower Eric Murray took away both the Arrow International Sportsman of the Year and Supreme Award for Sporting Excellence for the fifth consecutive year.

The diverse nature of Waikato sporting achievement was clearly evident on the night with more than 20 sporting codes represented at the Awards’ gala dinner. Athletes, coaches and administrators from every corner of the province were also recognised in 13 different categories.

The Brian Perry Sports Awards reveal the strength of the Waikato’s sporting foundations. The Awards celebrate achievements from club to high performance level, with today’s national and international sports stars being recognised alongside exciting emerging talent and secondary-school champions. Administrators, coaches, referees and clubs also receive due recognition for the way they contribute to great sporting performance.

The province’s strength in rugby was acknowledged, with the Chiefs franchise, its Coach Dave Rennie, Chiefs administrator Ross Brazier, women’s Sevens team member Honey Hireme, Waikato Rugby Union’s Tim Mikkelson and Hamilton Marist Premier Rugby Team all winning awards.

Hamilton City’s Event Facilities Director of Business Development Murray Jeffrey says the Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards are an important opportunity to recognise grass roots sporting achievement. "It was a pleasure to have the Awards back at Claudelands to celebrate the outstanding achievements of people right across our region,” said Jeffrey.

“This is an opportunity to review great sporting moments of the past year and to acknowledge our premier sports people in the award-winning setting that Claudelands provides,” added Jeffrey.  (ends)

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news